Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come is a new video art installation by internationally recognized artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler. Opening night festivities include a viewing of the installation alongside a free live performance of the musical score composed by Alex Weston.
UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Now celebrating its 17th season, this showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many plays continuing on to be professionally produced across the country.
This original one-woman cabaret-comedy show by Brooke McCarthy is about a woman who "struggles between dating the socially acceptable way – monogamy – or daring to open her mind to unusual relationship pleasures and tribulations." It's a bold, sexy, and vulnerable story that touches upon topics – sexual health and nonconventional relationship styles – usually unseen onstage.
Join local author Wendi Aarons at the Driskill for high tea and real talk about aging with a reading from her new book, I’m Wearing Tunics Now, a memoir about second acts, self-acceptance, and ponderances around "what happens when a woman gets older and wiser and a lot more excited by sales at Eileen Fisher."
This show, following the architectural logics of both the home and the institution, highlights works of six queer Austin-based artists working in sculpture, photography, drawing, and more: Ariel Wood, Brendan Shea, Emily Lee, Gabrielle Constantine, Hannah Spector, and Joy Scanlon.
This show, says the multidisciplinary artist Renee Lai, "exhibits traces left behind by my body — silhouettes, records of movements made while swimming, a doubling of myself in a painting. These drawings and paintings render my body legible: the exact contours of my frame have been traced onto the material. In the video work, my physical body is more fully present as I swim back and forth, dragging and sinking paintings of my own body."
This local treasure of a venue, run by those Contemporary Austin folks who also bring us the Jones Center shows Downtown, is all about the outdoors – which is perfect for these trickily navigated times of ours, n'est-ce pas? Recommended: Stop by and breathe in the air, enjoy the lawns and gardens and the many examples of world-class sculpture arrayed across the property, and (as Frankie used to say) r-e-l-a-x.
Use your smartphone to access self-guided tours of the outdoor public art sited by UT's award-winning Landmarks program any time you feel like it. BONUS: There's also a free, docent-led tour starting at Marc Quinn's "Spiral of the Galaxy" (1501 Red River) on Sun., Jan. 8, 11am.
Austin's most absurd and fun attraction will have its last day on September 24th, so visit while you still can! It's the Eureka Room, a participatory experience where visitors engage with curious and playful programming within a unique 100-square-foot room filled with light and sound.
This exhibition features more than 40 works of glass and oil on canvas that explore artist Reji Thomas’ understanding of the way signs and symbols constantly surround us in both the natural and built environments.
This new exhibition "delves passage to counterplaces and underworlds. In painting, photography, sculpture, taxidermy, and games the artists seek to rebalance the spirit and the flesh, to synthesize myth and experience." Yes, it's an art show about hell holes, featuring works by Alyssa Taylor Wendt, Charles Degeyter, Christos Pathiakis, Emma Hadzi Antich, Jamie Zuverza.
The PrintAustin Collective was co-founded in 2013 by local printmakers Cathy Savage and Elvia Perrin to bring attention to the vibrant printmaking scene in Austin. The festival they started has since grown to include more than 60 print-focused events all across the city, with returning and new participants each year. See the website for the full schedule of events and galleries.
New work from Austin-based Amy Scofield, best known as a photographer and a sculptor working with leftover and found materials. In this show, she's taken images of discarded manufactured goods and evidence of consumerism and arranged each into a kaleidoscopic grid.
Explore the works of eight female artists – Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Adriana Corral, Ellie Ga, Juliana Huxtable, Tala Madani, Danielle Mckinney, Wendy Red Star, and Clare Rojas – in this new exhibition that explores how narrative and storytelling shape our senses of self, community, history, and identity.
This exhibition includes numerous artworks: from the collaborations of siblings Marjory and Daniel Johnston, and pieces from Marjory's collection of Daniel's early work that show the evolution in character development and unique images.
Were you accustomed to the graphic immediacy of the man's many collages? This collection of new oil paintings by Austin artist/musician Bob Schneider offers "vague, dreamlike tableaux that are strange and surreal."
Performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language, this new production of Cinderella showcases favorite tunes including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in "a funny and modern adaptation from the Broadway revival."
Through March 5. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25 and up.